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HDAT 200 - Heavy Duty Technician Level 2
Course Details
Course Code:
HDAT 200

Precluded Courses:

Calendar Description:
Level 2 of the Heavy Duty Technician Program will cover Level 2 of the Provincial Apprenticeship Program. Students successfully completing this term will have the skills necessary to function as a 2nd Year Heavy Duty Apprentices working with moderate supervision.

Date First Offered:

Total Hours: 180
Lecture Hours: 15
Shop Teaching Kitchen: 15

Total Weeks:

This course is offered online:

Successful completion of Level 1 Apprenticeship Training or successful challenge of Level 1 Placement Exam.

Non-Course Pre-Requisites:


Rearticulation Submission:

Course Content:

Line C Apply Work Practices And Procedures 2% of Time
C-5 Use Lubricants
C-9 Describe Diagnostic Procedures

Line J Service Alternative Brake Systems 3% of Time
J-4 Service Engine Brakes
J-5 Service Hydraulic Retarders

Line L Service Diesel Engines 60% of Time
L-1 Describe the Theory of Internal Combustion Engines
L-3 Service Engines
L-4 Service Engine Support Systems
L-5 Perform Start-up Procedures and Running Checks
L-6 Perform Troubleshooting Procedures on Diesel Engines

Line M Service Electrical And Electronic Systems 15% of Time
M-1 Describe Basic Principles of Electricity
M-2 Identify Common Electrical and Electronic Components
M-3 Use Electrical Testing Instruments
M-4 Service Electrical/Electronic Circuits
M-5 Service Batteries
M-8 Service Electrical/Electronic Alarm Systems

Line N Service Spark Ignition Engines 8% of Time
N-1 Service Gasoline Fuel Systems
N-2 Describe Propane Fuel Systems
N-3 Describe Natural Gas Fuel Systems

Line O Service Mechanical Diesel Fuel Systems 12% of Time
O-2 Service Fuel Supply Circuits
O-4 Service High Pressure Fuel Injection Pumps
O-5 Service Hydraulic Fuel Injectors
O-6 Service Cummins (PT) Fuel Systems
O-7 Service Unit Injector Fuel Injection Systems

Line numbers and unit numbers reference the Provincial Apprenticeship Outline Manual.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of Level 2, students will be capable of working at a 2nd year Apprentice Level and be able to complete varied tasks, under the supervision of a licensed journey person. Students will have the ability to recognize tasks where they will require assistance or supervision and also demonstrate work habits associated with good trade practices.

Grading System:
Percentage, Pass/Fail

Passing Grade:

Grading Weight:
Quizzes and Tests: 80 %
Other: 20 %

Percentage of Individual Work:

Other Pertinent Information:
Level ID: 02
A.I.M.S Weighting --------- 80% Theory 20% Practical
Weight %
Unit Practical Theory
1. 3369 – Apply Work Practices & Procedures 2 2
2. 3370 – Service Diesel Engines 65 60
3. 3371 – Service Mechanical Diesel Fuel Systems 10 12
4. 3372 – Service Electrical & Electronic Systems 15 15
5. 3373 – Service Spark Ignition Systems 5 8
6. 3374 – Service Alternate Brake Systems 3 3

Course Offered in Other Programs:

Additional Comments:
Students are expected to maintain a 70% average to pass the course.

Instructor supplied handouts will compliment text books.

Text Books:

Required - n/a, Selected Alberta Trades Modules - Heavy Duty Mechanic
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